Largest Black Film Festival Opens for Submissions May 15th
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
After a successful event in February, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, has announced beginning May 15 the festival will accept submissions ... read more >>
Talented youth needs your help
Written by HANIYYAH TAHIRAH MUHAMMAD 14 May 2009
Haniyyah T. MuhammadThe Lula Washington Dance Theatre will be having a performance/ fundraiser this Saturday May 16, 2009 at 8:00 pm to help fellow dancer Haniyyah T. Muhammad, who auditioned and was accepted ... read more >>
Epps Day Air
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 14 May 2009
Mike EppsSentinel goes one-on-one with comedian superstar Mike Epps Indiana native Mike Epps is one of the funniest entertainers around. Dividing his time between stand-up and film, the scene-stealing ... read more >>
Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 May 2009
Cast of Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the WillLooking for entertainment that gives you that good ole' Down South family feeling? That makes you reminisce about those times in the country? Head down to the Theatre/Theater-Hollywood ... read more >>
Mid-Los Angeles' Leimert Park Gets A New Music Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
Opening June of 2009 The Mid-City Music Center will be opening its brand-new Music Series at the "The Gallery" with two Gala Inaugural Concerts the weekend of Friday, June 19 at 8p.m. and Sunday, June ... read more >>
Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
 The Los Angeles Mulit-School Jazz Band showcases their big band style at last years Payboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert in Watts at the Bradley Senior Center.             ... read more >>
Actor/Director Bill Duke brings back actors boot camp
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
 On Saturday, May 9th - August 15th acclaimed actor/director, Bill Duke (Not Easily Broken, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, Rage in Harlem, X-Men: the Last Stand, National Security) will reintroduce his 12 week ... read more >>
Sights & Scenes - L.A. Urban League 36th annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2009
Sights & Scenes LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE & THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY HONOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING BLACK MEN and INTRODUCE FIRST BLACK PRINCESS The Los Angeles Urban League hosted the 36th annual ... read more >>
Professional Drummers teach and groove at Drum Clinic
Written by Olusheyi Banjo (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2009
  Gorden Campbell on drumsThe 7th annual Musicians In Action’s Drum Clinic featured the best drummers in the entertainment industry showing that not only can they play well but they can teach ... read more >>
Ain't Misbehavin: Hip Hop in the Making
Written by Lela Ward Oliver (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 30 April 2009
Cast members doug Eskew (L) and Armelia McQueen (R) pose during the opening night party for "Ain't Misbehavin'" at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on April 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Ryan ... read more >>
Artist ERNIE BARNES Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 April 2009
ERNIE BARNES (1938 – 2009) Ernie Barnes, former professional football player and painter, best known for his unique figurative style of painting and widely recognized as the foremost African ... read more >>
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Celebrates National Dance Week
Written by HANIYYAH TAHIRAH MUHAMMAD 23 April 2009
Lula Washington leading students through an exercise. Photo Credit: Brandon I. Brooks for Sentinel The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) celebrates National Dance Week (NDW) from April 24th - 26th with ... read more >>
A Millennium State of Mind
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 23 April 2009
Alex Avant and former President Bill ClintonEntertainment Executive Alex Avant teams with President Clinton to spread social awareness Entertainment Executive Alex Avant has teamed up with the William ... read more >>
"Aint' Misbehavin" celebrates 30TH Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
L to R - Director/Co-conciever Richard Maltby, Jr., cast members Armela McQueen, Doug Eskew, Roz Ryan, choreographer Arthur Faria, and cast members Debra Walton and Eugene Barry - Hill with ... read more >>
BONITA & BILLIE extends performances!
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Due to popular demand "Bonita & Billie", a cabaret show based on the life of Billie Holiday is being extended to April 25, 2009. This popular show presented by Charles S. Dutton in association with ... read more >>
CSULB Student Finds Alternative Spring Break Most Rewarding
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
 Nadine Henley Even before heading to New Orleans on an "Alternative Spring Break," Cal State Long Beach senior Nadine Henley knew she was heading to a truly devastated area where visitors' emotions ... read more >>
Rock The Bells 2009 Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel Nas will again be one of the top acts at the Rock The Bells Tour. Guerilla Union has announced initial details for the 2009 installment of the critically acclaimed ... read more >>
A Conversation with Xernona Clayton
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 16 April 2009
Xernona Clayton is an award-winning journalist in addition to being the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. She is also the creator and executive producer of the Trumpet Awards. ... read more >>
Mark Allen Felton "I Do It For Love"
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 09 April 2009
Mark Allen Felton Saxophonist delivers on new album No words can express Mark Allen Felton. You have to hear this talented saxophonist in person to understand the affect of his music. I was privileged ... read more >>
Texas Battle "Dragonball Evolution" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2009
Texas BattleDelving Deep in the Heart of Texas Born in Houston on August 9, 1980, Texas Battle earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas before making his way to ... read more >>
Billionaire Catt CEO McCant Explores Lydia Harris Story
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 03 April 2009
Billionaire Catt CEO Michael McCant & Lydia Harris  Music mogul mulls possibility of Death Row filmIn a swift and impromptu exploratory meeting with the former wife of Death Row co-founder Lydia ... read more >>
SuperVision
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 April 2009
SuperVision Brandon I. Brooks for SentinelPlaying the Chords of Life Blind artist Supervision lands new reality series and talks about music career Webster's dictionary defines the word music as the combining ... read more >>
Morris Chestnut The "Not Easily Broken" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
A Chat with ChestnutBorn in Cerritos, California on New Year's Day in 1969, Morris Chestnut was a student-athlete in high school but focused on finance and drama at California State University. Although ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (04-02-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK: @ the Box Office BIG BUDGET FILMSAdventureland (R for profanity, sexuality and drug use) Retro romantic comedy, set in Pittsburgh in 1987, revolving around the plight of a grad ... read more >>
The Finer Things in Life: Are You Ready To Travel?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 April 2009
Everybody says that the love to travel, but how many of us really do? I'm not talking about going to your family reunion down South, or to a relative's funeral. But really getting out and seeing what other ... read more >>